Friday, November 24, 2017
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Coast Guard: Citrus County man goes overboard during cruise to Cuba

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The Coast Guard said it is searching for a Citrus County man who fell off a cruise ship approaching Cuba on Wednesday.

Authorities said Brandon Paul, 23, of Floral City, was aboard the Carnival Victory cruise ship. While it was about 33 miles northwest of Pinar Del Rio around 3 a.m. authorities said he reportedly went overboard from the eighth deck.

Crews from the cruise ship and Coast Guard — with assistance from Cuban authorities — began a sea and air search that continuing Wednesday afternoon.

Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

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